I’m just starting out with creating stories and I wanted to make one reminiscent of a dating simulator where you have multiple people to choose from and get to complete the “route” of your favorite love interest.
Quick rundown of my plans: It is pretty damn ambitious (I can only imagine how much work will have to go into it), but I’m keeping things simple by having the MC choose what person they want to date at the start after being able to talk to all the LIs/learn some stuff about them. Then from there they go on three dates with whoever they pick. There’s not a huge overarching story or anything wild like that… though the setting is hell so that at least keeps it interesting. If they make the right choices, at the end the LI asks the MC to be their girlfriend.
Does anyone have any directing tips/suggestions to make this work well and/or make my life a bit easier? Any feedback would be appreciated!
Use a combo of gains and character points. Always make sure to test each episode and branch you write on your phone/tablet to make sure everything works out smoothly. Messing up just one code can result in errors and incorrect paths in later episodes. Most importantly, take all the time you need. This idea is challenging, so best of luck with writing and directing to you.